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Old September 20th, 2011, 03:35 PM   #3121
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HK to receive 1st mainland-made subway train
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CHANGCHUN - Hong Kong's metro system will receive its first train from a Chinese mainland manufacturer Thursday, according to a source with the manufacturer.

The 8-car train was designed and developed by Changchun Railway Vehicles Co, Ltd, a subsidiary of the China CNR Corporation Limited, said the source.....
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 01:00 AM   #3122
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Old September 24th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #3123
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Old October 12th, 2011, 06:28 PM   #3124
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Focus on safer, quieter trips for new MTR trains
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011


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MTR Corp will shortly put into service mainland-made trains which it bought from the Changchun Railway Vehicles Company for HK$1.1 billion.

Out of the 10 trains ordered, four have already arrived in the SAR and are undergoing tests.

Chief of operations Morris Cheung Siu- wa said: "For the first time closed-circuit TVs will be installed in compartments to assist captains in providing help to passengers."

Four CCTV cameras will monitor each compartment and video recordings will be kept for a week.

Asked if this amounts to an invasion of privacy, Cheung said the system is aimed at ensuring passenger safety and not controlling commuters.

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The trains boast many new features such as three LCD monitors in each compartment to provide passengers with audio-visual infotainment.

The floor is designed to reduce noise from under the train and rubber seals have been installed around door frames to ensure journeys are even quieter. Ventilation in all compartments has also been improved.

Cheung said night testing of the first train began last week on the Kwun Tong Line.

Trains will undergo thorough scrutiny of braking and electrical systems.

They will then be put into service subject to them passing a 4,000-kilometer trouble-free run and being approved by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department. "I hope passengers will understand there may be teething problems as with all new equipment. The new trains are no exception," Cheung said.

Their signaling systems are made in France and the brakes are German.

Cheung said the model of the new trains is not the same as that of the two metro trains that collided in Shanghai last month, injuring at least 271 people.

They will be put into service on the Kwun Tong Line by year-end.
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Some new videos of the MTR C Stock Train making station stops during night time testing. Enjoy =) The propulsion is MAD awesome in my opinion:






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Old October 17th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #3126
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Old October 18th, 2011, 07:25 AM   #3127
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The design / color layout of MTR C-Train reminds me of Singapore's MRT.
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Old October 19th, 2011, 04:42 AM   #3128
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The design / color layout of MTR C-Train reminds me of Singapore's MRT.
Could be more colorful on the outside, imo. Unless the inside is strikingly different, there isn't not too much that's worthy of note, aesthetically.
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Old October 19th, 2011, 05:11 AM   #3129
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Could be more colorful on the outside, imo. Unless the inside is strikingly different, there isn't not too much that's worthy of note, aesthetically.
True with MTR rolling stock running underground, there should have a wide variety of colors besides light silver.
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Old October 19th, 2011, 09:22 AM   #3130
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I've seen colourful full-body ads now and then.

Think light colours are the best in our tropical climate since they repel heat (given we have a lot of open-air sections).
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Old October 19th, 2011, 12:33 PM   #3131
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I've seen colourful full-body ads now and then.

Think light colours are the best in our tropical climate since they repel heat (given we have a lot of open-air sections).
The only thing is HK get cooler during the winters.
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Old October 19th, 2011, 01:34 PM   #3132
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I'm not sure I like the C-stock very much, for some reason it just doesn't seem to have that "MTR feel" that I've grown up so used to
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Old October 19th, 2011, 03:51 PM   #3133
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I want to see the LCD screens inside the C-stock trains.
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Old October 19th, 2011, 05:58 PM   #3134
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The only thing is HK get cooler during the winters.
It's hot most of the year. The light colours are crucial to reduce the A/C costs. That's also why many buildings are light-coloured. It's the same underlying concept.

It's actually easier to heat a train. The mass of people inside already warms up the compartment. Then add some fresh air in to improve circulation.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 07:57 AM   #3136
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I'm not sure I like the C-stock very much, for some reason it just doesn't seem to have that "MTR feel" that I've grown up so used to
It is just a rolling stock.

Even when The Tung Chung Line and Airport Express were built and even when both MTR and KCR merged it still has that MTR feel except the system is much larger than the typical red, blue and green lines.

And it is still MTR, you get the same efficiency, service and of course the "please mind the platform gap" announcement in Cantonese, Mandarin and in English.
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It's hot most of the year. The light colours are crucial to reduce the A/C costs. That's also why many buildings are light-coloured. It's the same underlying concept.

It's actually easier to heat a train. The mass of people inside already warms up the compartment. Then add some fresh air in to improve circulation.
It would be weird for concrete buildings to be coloured in mid or dark tones.

Anyway, The MTR is great as it is now. The only thing left is to expand.
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It would be weird for concrete buildings to be coloured in mid or dark tones.

Anyway, The MTR is great as it is now. The only thing left is to expand.
In other countries, bricks are used. Even in Hong Kong, most buildings do not have a concrete surface finish, but rather an additional tile layer on top, which is light-coloured to repel sunlight.
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Government Press Release Excerpt
LCQ2: Fare concession of public transport
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Following is a question by the Hon Starry Lee Wai-king and a reply by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Ms Eva Cheng, at the Legislative Council meeting today (November 2):

Question:

A research centre published its report on the Study on Travel Cost Reduction Schemes in September this year. The report pointed out that 73% of the respondents considered long distance transport fares expensive, while 71% of those who used public transport considered it necessary to introduce monthly passes. The average amount of monthly travelling expenses of the respondents was around $740, and the amount of expenses acceptable to them was $620. The research centre was of the view that public money should be used to alleviate the burden of travelling expenses on the public. As the MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL) and franchised bus companies reap profits every year, will the Government inform this Council:

(a) whether it knows if MTRCL will consider implementing a monthly pass scheme for all MTR lines; if MTRCL will do so, the details and timetable; if not, the reasons for that;

(b) whether it will reconsider allocating the dividends received from MTRCL, or part of the dividends collected, to fund its measures to stabilise MTR fares; if it will, of the details and timetable; if not, the reasons for that; and

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President,

The Government has all along been encouraging public transport operators, including the MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL) and franchised bus companies, to provide various fare concession schemes as far as possible, taking into account their respective operating and financial conditions, market condition and passenger needs, etc., so as to alleviate the burden of travelling expenses on the public. The details of such schemes are, however, commercial decisions of individual operators.

(a) On fare concessions, according to the MTRCL, various fare promotional initiatives are launched every year to thank passengers for their support and encourage different passenger groups to patronise rail services. The revenue forgone by the MTRCL in 2011 amounts to about $1.7 billion as a result of the introduction of fare concessions.

On monthly pass concessionary schemes:

* For the West Rail Line, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) introduced the West Rail One-Month Pass in August 2004. To tie in with the opening of the Kowloon Southern Link in mid-August 2009, the West Rail One-Month Pass was renamed the Tuen Mun-Nam Cheong Monthly Pass. The MTRCL also launched the Tuen Mun-Hung Hom Monthly Pass in late August 2009 for travels between all stations along the West Rail Line.

* Regarding the East Rail Line, the KCRC introduced the East Rail One-Month Pass in April 2005 for travels between Sheung Shui and East Tsim Sha Tsui Stations, excluding cross-boundary and first class services. To tie in with the commissioning of the Kowloon Southern Link, the East Rail One-Month Pass was renamed the Sheung Shui-East Tsim Sha Tsui Monthly Pass from September 2009 onwards.

Other fare concessions:

* half-fare concessions to senior citizens aged 65 and over, and $2 concessionary elderly fare on Wednesdays, Saturdays and non-Sunday public holidays;

* around half-fare concessions to children and around 540 000 full-time students aged between 12 and 25;

* around half-fare concessions to recipients aged between 12 and 64 of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance with 100% disability and Disability Allowance;

* Ride $100 for Free Ticket promotional scheme: from July 4 to December 30, 2011, adult Octopus cardholders can redeem a free single journey ticket for one domestic ride for every $100 of MTR's fares deducted from the same Octopus card from Monday to Friday of each week. Child and Elder Octopus cardholders, as well as holders of Personalised Octopus cards encoded with "Student" or "Persons with Disabilities" status will be able to redeem a free concessionary single journey ticket for every $50 deducted;

* passengers can enjoy $1 to $3 discount on their next MTR rides at designated stations after waving their Adult Octopus cards over the Octopus readers at the existing 29 MTR Fare Savers; and

* interchange discounts jointly offered with green minibuses, franchised buses and operators of outlying island ferry routes. For example, from the end of July 2011 for six months, passengers taking outlying island ferry routes to and from Sok Kwu Wan, Yung Shue Wan, Peng Chau, Cheung Chau and Mui Wo can enjoy $1.5 discount in their MTR rides by waving their adult Octopus cards on the Octopus readers of the MTR Fare Discount Processors newly installed at ferry piers; and from July 1, 2011 for six months, passengers using the same adult Octopus cards interchanging between various New Lantao Bus routes and the MTR services or vice versa at Tung Chung Station within an hour can enjoy an interchange discount of $1.5.

With their extensive coverage, the above fare concession schemes benefit different passenger groups.

According to MTRCL, monthly pass concessionary schemes are introduced mainly for encouraging more passengers using the rail services and attracting new sources of passengers. In June 2011, the MTRCL announced that the promotional period of these monthly pass schemes would be extended to June 30, 2012. In considering the extension of the monthly pass concessionary schemes, it will take into account a basket of factors, including market situation, the existing patronage, expected additional growth in patronage after the launch of the monthly pass, as well as the competitiveness of MTRCL in the respective routes, etc. The company has no plan to launch other monthly schemes for the time being.

We understand the public's concerns on the impact of increasing travelling expenses, especially those living in remote areas, and will urge the MTRCL to consider extending the monthly pass concessionary schemes to cover other railway lines, apart from the East and West Rail Lines. However, if the monthly pass concessionary schemes are to be extended to all MTRCL lines, including short-haul journeys in urban areas, the whole fare structure may be affected.

(b) Pursuant to section 3 of the Public Finance Ordinance (Cap.2), the dividends that the Government receives from the MTRCL form part of the general revenue. The Government will give holistic consideration to and conduct policy planning on the utilisation of resources, and compile the annual Estimates for submission to the Legislative Council (LegCo) for deliberation. Upon approval of the Estimates by the LegCo, individual policy bureaux will make funding applications to the LegCo Finance Committee on expenditure items under their jurisdiction for implementing the policies concerned. In other words, financial resources of the Government will be spent on the public at large via appropriate deployment under the above established procedures in response to different policies and priorities, with a view to ensuring that public money is put to the best use for the benefit of the community in general.

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港鐵故障乘客逼爆月台
2011年11月15日(二)


Summary : Hong Kong Station experienced signal problems on Monday morning at 9:55am. Services on both the Tung Chung Line and Airport Express between Hong Kong and Kowloon were disrupted for 35 minutes. Special buses were called to take about 300 passengers to the airport.

【本報訊】港鐵又發生事故!香港站昨晨因訊號故障,引致機場快線及東涌線、來往香港站及九龍站的列車停駛,數百乘客逼爆月台,要改乘荃灣線往荔景站,再轉車繼續行程,又派出接駁巴士接載三百乘客往機場趕搭飛機,乘客怨聲載道,列車服務於三十五分鐘後恢復正常。

昨日上午九時五十五分,香港站突發生訊號故障,因機場快線及東涌線使用同一條路軌,令兩線列車同樣不能來往香港站及九龍站,需要停駛。至於九龍站往機場及東涌沿線各站則維持正常服務。

事故期間,香港站月台擠滿數百名乘客,港鐵派出客務快速應變隊到香港站及九龍站協助,又透過廣播通知乘客改乘荃灣線往荔景站,再轉回東涌線繼續行程。與此同時,港鐵派出接駁巴士到香港站,接載要趕搭飛機的旅客前往機場。

工程人員經搶修後,列車服務於上午十時三十分恢復正常,調查後證實是香港站訊號系統有一張電子卡損壞引致事故。

指示不清惹不滿

乘客對事故引致行程受阻表示不滿,其中一名姓韓女乘客指,故障時她滯留在九龍站,但站內指示不清,職員只叫乘客自行安排交通工具,完全沒有提供協助,希望港鐵作出改善。另外,來自廈門的姓周女遊客稱,很多趕乘飛機的旅客需轉乘接駁巴士,她因提早時間往機場,故雖然遲了二十分鐘才到機場,但仍可依時上機。

立法會議員王國興強烈指摘港鐵再發生事故,並指是政府欠缺監管的後果。他說,港鐵有責任維持正常服務,保障市民不受影響,希望不再發生今年七月至九月期間,幾乎每日一事故的情況。根據資料,在該三個月期間,港鐵列車服務延誤八分鐘或以上的事故有八十六宗。
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